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Volleyball wins 2/3 games

The Pitt State volleyball team played three games over the course of the weekend and the beginning of this week. The first game was on Friday, Oct. 18 against Nebraska-Kearney, but the Gorillas dropped that game (0-3). Game two was against Fort Hays State University on Saturday, Oct. 19 and …

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Athlete of the week: Tim Klinker

Everyone leads different lives. Everyone has to balance college, friends, family, and extracurricular activities. Senior in mechanical engineering and automotive technology Tim Klinker manages to balance his schoolwork, marching band, and his other responsibilities.   Klinker began playing the French horn during his freshman year of high school. He also plays a range of other …

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Gorillas aim for rebound win against FHSU Tigers

Following a stinging 38-17 loss to Northwest Missouri the Gorillas return to Carnie Smith Stadium for a homecoming matchup with the Fort Hays State Tigers.     Saturday’s game will be the 78th all-time meeting between the Gorillas and Tigers with Pitt State holding the 44-22-9 advantage in the series.   Last year, the Tigers rallied from a 14-12 deficit scoring 31 unanswered points, defeating …

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Club Baseball opens season, splits games against Arkansas

The Club Baseball team officially opened their 2019 season with two games against Arkansas on Friday, Oct. 4, after the first two games were cancelled due to weather.   The team lost the first game (9-4) but managed to battle back and win game two (5-1).   According to club baseball president Drew Roy, the team is focused …

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Cross Country teams place fourth in Kansas Rim Rock Classic

Both the men and women’s cross-country teams finished fourth overall at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5.   On the women’s team, senior Piper Misse placed second, freshman Kari Blattner placed 22nd and sophomore Hannah Honeyman placed 24th.   On the men’s team, junior Bryce Grahn placed 12th, sophomore Ben Kahnk …

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Women’s Rugby defeats Benedictine

The women’s rugby team played a game against Benedictine on Saturday, Oct. 12 and they won the game (20-5).   This was the first merit table game that the women’s rugby club participated in after K-State forfeited on Sept. 28.   Women’s rugby president and sophomore in biology Mauresa Caire was happy to be able to …

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Men’s Rugby defeated by Missouri S&T

The men’s rugby club at Pitt State played a game against Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Oct. 5 but couldn’t manage to get ahead and lost the game (24-15).   Men’s rugby club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter says the team was upset and frustrated with the game. However, …

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Athlete of the Week: Piper Misse

This week’s athlete of the week is senior Piper Misse. Misse is on the women’s cross-country team and the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team.   Misse is a nursing major with a perfect 4.00 GPA. In the 2018 season, Misse won the NCAA Central Regional Meet and finished 75th at the NCAA Division-II National …

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Gorillas trounce Blue Tigers

Despite committing four turnovers and surrendering more than 300 rushing yards, the 15th ranked Gorillas ultimately overpowered the winless Lincoln Blue Tigers 56-14 to improve to 5-0. The Gorillas got off to a fast start as Sophomore quarterback Brandon Mlekus finished a 6-play 53-yard drive, that saw all three signal …

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